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Protect Your Skin from the Sun

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The Basics

The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin from the sun.

  • Stay out of the sun between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher
  • Cover up with long sleeves and a hat
  • Wear sunglasses
Start Today: Small Steps
  • Put on sunscreen before you leave the house.
  • Don’t forget your sunglasses!
  • Plan your activities so that you are inside or in the shade during the hottest part of the day.
  • Take this quiz to better understand your risk for skin cancer.

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